A good practice is a practice that is effective in addressing a given problem and/or in reaching a certain goal. A good practice provides sources of inspiration for others confronted with similar problems and/or aiming at reaching similar goals.
Smart specialisation strategies (S3) have been set as a pre-condition for using ESI Funds in the programming period 2014-2020. These strategies aim at assuring a more effective use of ESI funds in the field of research and innovation (R&I). As a result of this requirement, S3 have been adopted in all Member States at national or regional level; accordingly priorities for R&I have been identified across the EU.
To date, two in three S3 give priority to the regional innovation capacities and potential linked to energy transition actions meaning a direct effect in both Energy/Low Carbon Economy and Research and Innovation. This aspect raises the need of effective ways and means to implement S3 priorities in the field of Energy which could be approached from the following research question:
How practitioners of smart specialisation can combine policy action in R&I and energy?
To answer this question, the S3PEnergy has elaborated an inductive approach to identify good practices and has collected some preliminary cases of good practices framed in the implementation of energy priorities.